Also, while the service was pleasing to the eye, I’d have preferred that it involve the adult female.
I will be quite impressed if a cosplayer manages to pull off a decent Kyoko:
I’d prefer the version played in the AsoIku OVA, but life isn’t fair…
“Chizu’s reaction to Mahoro’s cooking was a running gag in the series which I never got tired of.” — Steven Den Beste
Steven Den Beste liked harem comedies, but it wasn’t enough for the girls to be gorgeous; the story had to go somewhere, and the boy in the middle had to “get a grip”. Asobi Ni Iku Yo! hit all his buttons, and while his full review is currently offline, you can still read his many blog entries about the show, including the storytelling, and one of his more whimsical speculations.
And then there’s his favorite episode, which includes this sad little song:
[Update: it appears that you only get the translated subtitles if you click through to view it on Youtube]
(from the show that produced the world’s finest cover of Smoke On The Water)
Voice actress Ryoka Yuzuki (柚木涼香) keeps fairly busy, between video games, movie dubs, and obscure anime like Naruto, Nanoha, To Love-Ru, Queen’s Blade, and Kill la Kill. Publicity pictures show her to be an attractive woman, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Starting at 15, under the name Ayumi Nagashii (永椎あゆみ), she did some acting, then as Kanori Kadomatsu (角松かのり), she did a lot of cheesecake and nude modeling (NSFW: 1, 2, 3), as well as B movies and this cute little NSFW clip (removed from this video). She briefly used the Nagashii name again for some hentai anime, before settling on Ryoka Yuzuki for her quite successful seiyuu career.
To end on an amusing note, the #2 link above claims that the term coined in the Nineties for idols who did nudes but not porn was ヌードル, which Google associates exclusively with Cup Noodle. Wikipedia redirects it to Adult Model, which isn’t nearly as fun.